A lecture by art critic and curator Weng Choy Lee looking at biennials, analyzing these mega-shows, and evaluating this exhibition format, particularly with regard to Asia. A skeptic of the power of generalization and overarching theories, Lee discusses a potentially globalized (loaded skepticism placed on this word) art world in Asia and Singapore. This event was produced by Independent Curators International and was held at the New Museum in New York on December 12, 2010. (59 minutes)
Weng Choy Lee is an art critic based in Singapore, and director of Projects, Research & Publications, Osage Art Foundation. He serves on the academic advisory board of the Asia Art Archive, and is president of the Singapore Section of the International Association of Art Critics. From 2000 to 2009, he was artistic co-director of The Substation arts centre in Singapore. Weng Choy has a BA in Philosophy from Berkeley, and an MA in English Literature from Mills.